A Shreveport man who pleaded guilty to killing another man at a child’s birthday party in June 2020 was sentenced in Caddo District Court tto two decades in prison Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

DeMichael Antonio Turel, 29, pleaded guilty to the negligent homicide of Jermaine Robinson, 31, after gunfire erupted at a birthday celebration in the 5200 block of Bienville Street on June 10, 2020. Robinson was shot in the chest and perished at Ochsner LSU hospital. Turel also pleaded guilty to a home invasion that occurred in December 2020 on Sassafras Street.

District Judge Ramona Emanuel sentenced Turel to the maximum sentence of five years at hard labor on the negligent homicide conviction and to 15 years at hard labor for the home invasion. The terms are to be served consecutively and concurrent with any other sentences Robinson may be serving. A family member of Mr. Robinson was present at the time of sentencing.

Turel was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Treneisha Hill. He was represented by Alex Washington II.

The cases were docket Nos. 380499 and 376355.